Where are the defibrillators in Cuckfield?

Defib machines in Cuckfield, Staplefield and Bolnore village

Do you know where the nearest accessible defibrillator is in Bolnore or Cuckfield?

After the recent discovery that the Whitemans Green defib had been stolen - we have changed the map to reflect this. But we also know of three more defibs at sports facilities in that area. There are also two machines in Bolnore Village – at The Woodside and at the Primary School, both of which are publicly accessible.

All of the machines are portable and contain full instructions, but why not give yourself a head start with an online tutorial?

To download the app, visit the website: www.resus.org.uk/apps/lifesaver

Exciting plan for Haywards Heath Rugby Club

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For a number of years the clubhouse and related amenities at Haywards Heath Rugby Football Club (HHRFC) at Whitemans Green, Cuckfield have been deemed inadequate. Currently it does not satisfy the needs of a growing community of rugby players, families and supporters and is in reality no longer fit for purpose.

With the generous assistance of the club’s main sponsor, Fairfax and its education foundation Fairfax Building Young Futures, the Club is planning to build a brand new, state of the art multi-sports pavilion at Whitemans Green.

This will provide the rugby club with a new two-storey clubhouse offering facilities to support other local sports clubs, provide Fairfax Building Young Futures with an operational base and offer enormous benefits for the health and well-being of the local and wider Mid Sussex community.

The timetable for this project is ambitious but achievable with the goal to have the new facilities operating by the start of the 2020/21 season.

This development will bring tangible benefits to the local community for the next decade and beyond.

Both current and future generations of players and supporters now have a fantastic opportunity to create a new, prestigious and worthy home for HHRFC.

The project is in full swing and a public consultation with the project team took place at the clubhouse on 5th December 2018 to discuss the plans and answer questions. If you were not present and have any queries then please feel free to contact HHRFC by email: rugby @hhrfc.co.uk

#ForTheNow exhibition goes live

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A photographer and Cuckfield resident is showing her work in a unique exhibition at Green Tree Gallery this month.

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Sophie Mitchell was granted rare access to Chestnut Tree House – the only children’s hospice in Sussex – in order to showcase the ‘life and colour’ which is on show at the charity’s building in Arundel every day.

Green Tree Gallery co-owner Sam Phillips explained why they are happy to support the charity: “In the frenzied run-up to Christmas it’s a particularly apt time to showcase how Chestnut Tree House helps children with life-limiting conditions live ‘For The Now’. We are delighted to give wall space to Sophie’s amazing photos which tell such an uplifting story.”

#ForTheNow features over 100 of Sophie’s photos and is running until 21st December at Green Tree Gallery, at Borde Hill Garden.